Spencer Dinwiddie is happy to engage anyone on basically anything, from his play to his political beliefs. Understand, this dude is different. “It’s not so much the strict commentary that you get mad at, because if you miss a shot, you miss a shot, it’s a fact,” the third year player explains in this NetsDaily exclusive interview. “But when somebody says ‘I bet you don’t practice,’ they’re talking as if they know…when we’re in here every day. Nobody goes to your jobs and says ‘I guarantee you’re not putting the effort in.’ For me, it’s never out of a place of malice, I don’t really get mad at it because I understand that they don’t understand, so I just kind of ask questions back usually.”
“I enjoy the back and forth,” Dinwiddie added, flashing a grin. “Sometimes these people have great insight, positive or negative – but sometimes it’s crazy stuff, and I usually like responding to the crazy stuff because they make no sense. This is the same reason I have some political tweets too and people will comment back ‘MAGA’ or ‘stick to basketball,’ and say ‘you don’t know what you’re talking about,’” Dinwiddie continued, followed by a laugh. “It’s like because I play basketball, I don’t know that Donald Trump hid his tax returns? So I can’t have any amount of common sense because I’m an entertainer? What does this mean, what are y’all saying?”
For the 24-year old University of Colorado alum, part of bettering the human race is saying what you believe, and having the conviction to back it up. For instance, his take on Donald Trump cutting taxes for the rich. Dinwiddie is definitely not on board. “I’ve heard it’ll benefit me…maybe me getting another $100,000 would be nice, but there’s going to be 24 million people that are going to lose health care, so what’s the tradeoff here?” Dinwiddie asked. “Is my additional money, whatever it is, worth that? “I’m objectively weighing…okay…this amount of money in my pocket versus, 24 million people losing health care. As a human being you can’t sit here, look at that and say ‘oh yes, that’s right.’ Beyond the things he (Trump) said that were white, black, whether I agree with him or not…did I want a little bit more money to screw over millions of people? There’s no way you can look at your life and say ‘I’m this fortunate, and I need even more at the expense of people who make less than $40,000 a year.”
“I don’t have really any radical views of that type of vein,” he says. “For me it’s all about helping the eight billion. In terms of my thought process, it’s very pragmatic. It’s not glass half full or glass half empty, there’s just 50% the water in the glass. I believe in everyone having health care, if some fans don’t like me for things like that, then that’s their opinion. How they’re entitled to not like me, I’m entitled to want people to have healthcare.”
With President Trump going after North Korea, there’s one man who says he can HELP the situation … Dennis Rodman! Of course, The Worm has not only met with Kim Jong-un … but he worked for Trump on ‘Celebrity Apprentice.’ He’s got his hand in music now too, Rodman’s featured on Mansionz new single — which hit the top of Spotify — called “Dennis Rodman” … of course. He’s the perfect middleman, right? Rodman says he hasn’t spoken with Trump about his experience in Pyongyang … but would love to brief POTUS if he can find the time.